The actor is already headlining the Telugu remakes of Mohanlal's Lucifer and another Ajith-starrer Vedhalam
Chiranjeevi is on a film signing spree. While the star has already wrapped the shoot of director Koratala Siva's Acharya, he's currently filming for Godfather, the Telugu remake of Mohanlal's blockbuster Lucifer directed by Mohan Raja. He's already given a nod to two other films that'll go on floors soon - Bholaa Shankar, the Telugu remake of Ajith's actioner Vedhalam, to be directed by Meher Ramesh besides a mass entertainer with Bobby (tentatively titled Waltair Veerayya). After he fulfils his current commitments, he'll next work on the remake of another Ajith-starrer Yennai Arindhaal, to be produced by his son, actor Ram Charan.
As per reports, two directors - Maruthi and Venky Kudumula - are in contention to direct Chiranjeevi for the remake. Both the filmmakers had recently met the actor for a few story discussions, but it isn't known if they were about the Yennai Arindhaal remake. It was earlier rumoured that Saaho director Sujeeth Reddy was to helm the remake but the reports later proved to be untrue. Yennai Arindhaal, starring Ajith, Anushka, Trisha Krishnan and Arun Vijay, directed by Gautham Menon, was also dubbed into Telugu as Yentha Vaadu Gaanie, soon after the Tamil release.
The film revolves around a former cop who is on a mission to uncover the mastermind behind the global organ trade mafia and needs to settle scores with an old nemesis. Yennai Arindhaal was a slick, stylish actioner that presented Ajith in a new light and revived the career of actor Arun Vijay. While there's no doubt that Chiranjeevi will suit the character, it's hard to understand why the star needs to chase one remake after the other, when there are many promising writers in the Telugu industry who can come up with better, original scripts.